Day two of an actual bodily harm trial involving two men took an unexpected turn in the No. 5 Supreme Court today.
Principal Crown Counsel Elwood Watts reported that two critical witnesses in the case against Terrell Tarior Mayers, also known as Spuzzy of Phillips Road, Cleavers Hill, St Joseph, and Ryan Omar Samuel, alias Rusty, of Grape Hall, St Lucy, were no longer willing to give evidence in the matter.
And Madam Justice Jacqueline Cornelius had no choice but to direct the nine-member jury to return a not guilty verdict against the two who were charged with causing actual bodily harm to the late Rico Depeiza of Checker Hall, St Lucy on May 21, 2011.
Yesterday, three police officers gave evidence in the case.
Mayers and Samuel and four other men – Benson Finisterre, Ryan Anderson Moore, Kaeron Sylvan Moore and Dwayne Decarlo Griffith – were originally charged with Depieza’s
However, that case was discontinued and they were subsequently charged for causing Depeiza actual bodily harm.